Weekend of Feb. 25th

Good evening. While it may not feel like February outside, it’s still technically winter, which means we have a slew of service changes to deal with. First and foremost, D and F train service remains rerouted over the A/F and Q/D lines respectively. For those wondering, this is the last weekend of this major service change.

Of course, this is not the only service disruption to contend with. This weekend, 1 train service is completely suspended. 2 and 3 trains will run mostly local to compensate, but service south of Times Square will be dicey with the northbound local track out of service through Chambers St. 4 trains are not running in Brooklyn once again, but at this point, is it really that surprising. Naturally, with the 4 truncated to Brooklyn Bridge, 5 trains are not running past Grand Central. Finally, shuttle buses are replacing the Staten Island Railway between Tompkinsville and St. George. This is the last weekend for this service change as well.

Wrapping up the list of service changes, N trains are running their late-night route via Whitehall St, making all stops in Brooklyn all weekend. Also, be mindful of the one-directional express-only service on Queens Blvd, this time towards Forest Hills and Jamaica.

Map for 02.25-02.27

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Feb. 18th

Good evening. This weekend is more of the same as last weekend, but with a few more outages. That means, D and F trains are still rerouted away from 6th Avenue and are flipped in Brooklyn. N trains are running via the R-line in both directions in Lower Manhattan and all of Brooklyn. To add on, 1 trains are only running between 137 Street and 14 Street with shuttle buses replacing most service. Shuttle buses are also running in lieu of 3 trains between Utica Av and New Lots Av along with on the J-line between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center.

Once again, this is a weekend where these maps will come in handy.

Map for 02.18-02.20

Enjoy the weekend.

Weekend of Feb. 11

Good evening. I know I’ve said this before, but if there was a weekend where these maps are incredibly useful, this is that weekend. In fact, the next three weekends will get progressively worst. You will want to download the service map before heading out on weekends for the rest of the month.

Where should I start? First off, 6th Avenue service is completely suspended, thus causing serious reroutes on the D and F trains in Manhattan and Brooklyn. In both directions, D trains will run via the A-line between Columbus Circle and Jay St, then via the F-line through Coney Island. Also in a bidirectional reroute, F trains are running on the Q line from Lexington Av through DeKalb Av and then via the D-line between DeKalb Av and Coney Island. In a nut shell, D and F service is swapped in Brooklyn with some creative ways to get there from Manhattan. For those interested, shuttle buses are providing connections between W 4 Street and either Grand St or East Broadway. Also, M train service is extended to Chambers St all weekend, including overnight hours to provide more service between the Jamaica lines and the major transfer point at Canal St.

Of course, that isn’t the only major service change in place this weekend. Once again, 4 trains are not running to Brooklyn, which means 5 train service is cut back to Grand Central. On the other end of the 5-line, shuttle buses replace trains between E 180 Street and Dyre Av. Also, due to the aforementioned D/F switch, N trains will run via the R-line in both directions between Prince St and 59 Street in Brooklyn. Finally, be mindful of the express-only segments in place, especially on Queens Blvd, where all service to Forest Hills and Jamaica run express through Parsons Blvd.

Map for 02.11-02.13

Enjoy the weekend.


Weekend of Feb. 4th

Good evening. It’s yet another messy weekend on the rails and I’m afraid to say the worst is yet to come. But first, let’s look at this weekend’s service disruptions. At long last, the work hampering service on the C, F and G lines has finally ended. However, that does not mean it will be smooth-sailing on the F, as service is┬ásuspended this weekend between Church Av and Coney Island.

Among the recurring service changes, there is still no 4 train service running in Brooklyn. 5 train service is cut back to Grand Central. M14 local buses continue to replace L trains between Union Square and 8 Avenue. Finally, there is still a reduction in 4 train service north of 125 Street.

Adding to those disruptions, A and C trains are once again running via the F-line through the Rutgers St tunnels. Also, all Manhattan-bound service along Queens Blvd is express-only.

For all of the service changes, see the map. Also, just a reminder, starting Monday, Manhattan-bound J and Z trains will bypass 121 Street due to station renovations.

Map for 02.04-02.06

Enjoy the weekend.